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Fortress Monroe photograph album, ca. 1910
94/16  
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Description
Souvenir album, probably from ca. 1910, of Fortress Monroe (now known as Fort Monroe) in Hampton, Virginia, containing 22 captioned Albertype or collotype reproductions of historic and contemporary photographs of the fort.
Background
Fort Monroe, the largest stone fort ever built in the United States, is a six-sided fortress completely surrounded by a moat, built after the War of 1812, between 1819 and 1834 when the United States realized the importance of protecting Chesapeake Bay and the inland waters against attack.
Extent
1 album (21 leaves (2 folded)) : collotypes ; 21 x 26 cm (album)

Albertypes or collotypes (photomechanical reproductions of photographic images, using a collotype coating on glass plates which allowed for the high speed mass production of images) are mounted on leaves of heavy olive green paper; printed captions along bottom edge of picture.

Brown paper covers, tied with brown silk cord; pictorial onlay on upper cover (photo reproduction of a view of the fort); title "Fortress Monroe " printed in red below.

Spec. Coll. copy: imperfect, cover torn, with only last word of title visible. In modern beige and white cloth-covered clamshell box, with velcro closure; box title "Fortress Monroe. 94/16" on spine.
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.